Back Mountain Memorial Library

A member of the Luzerne County Library System

96 Huntsville Road

Dallas, PA 18612

HOURS: Mon  -  Thurs:           9:30am - 8:30pm

              Friday:                      9:30am - 5:30pm

              Saturday:                  9:30am - 4:30pm
PH:  570-675-1182             FAX:  570-674-5863
Click the link above
to access the
Kids Power Library!
Click HERE for
Memorial and Honor
Donation Forms.
Click HERE for
Giving Evergreens
Engraving Forms.
Engraved Bricks
To Purchase: $100
Per Brick
Click HERE for
Book Donation

Click the link for

a list of YA Card
Community Sponsors
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Amnesty Week

Monday, November 13 to

Saturday, November 18


We will waive the fines of any of the Back Mountain Memorial Library's overdue items returned to our library during this time.

Holiday Hours


The library will be closed

Thursday, November 23 for Thanksgiving.

We will be open our normal hours

Friday, November 24.


Home At Last

Book Presentation

Wednesday, November 15 ~ 6:30pm

Call or come in to register.


Meet author Barbara Dewitt Smith as she presents her book, Home At Last, and speaks about the unique challenges adult children of alcoholics face, and gives hope through the use of therapy.

Adult Coloring

Fridays ~ 11:00am

November 3 and 17


Relax, enjoy the company of others and share in the simple joy of putting color to paper. Bring your own supplies or use items provided by the library.

Book Club


The Book Discussion Groups are looking for new members!
Anyone interested in joining these fun and relaxed book groups can call or come in to the library to sign up.


Monday morning Book Club meets the 4th Monday at 10:00am.

Thursday morning Book Club meets the 3rd Thursday at 10:00am.

Yoga Class

Monday Evenings ~ 6:30pm - 7:30pm

November 6 ~ December 11

Class size is limited.


The library will be hosting a yoga class beginning November 6. The class costs $60.00, due at time of registration. Come in to the library to register.

Events and Fundraisers

Extravagant Holiday Sale

Friday, November 17 ~ 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Saturday, November 18 ~ 9:30am – 4:00pm


Our annual Holiday Sale is kicking off with a 2 day grand opening!

Gift items, decorations, wreaths, vintage collectibles, Nativity sets, and all things holiday themed will be available. All sales benefit the library.

The Giving Evergreen
The "Giving Evergreens" is a sculpture, created by Sanford Werfel, of three evergreen trees with pine needle clusters finished in gold, silver, and copper and hand carved stones.

Adding a pine needle cluster, stone, or tree is a lasting and exceptional way to celebrate, honor, or remember someone who has touched your life!

Click on the picture or the link at left for a Giving Evergreen Engraving Form.
Art Wall
Display Case

Brian Orbin, 19, of Harvey’s Lake, will be showcasing his Harvey’s Lake memorabilia collection at the Back Mountain Memorial Library throughout the month of November.


Brian is currently a sophomore at LCCC. You might recognize Brian as the infamous “clown kid” riding around the lake with his colorful clown wig and his radio playing.

Brian has been collecting memorabilia for six years and says his passion began by riding his bike around Harvey’s Lake and by simply just being involved in the community. Some of his personal favorites from the collection are the newspaper clippings binder, the glass Harvey’s Lake Bottling Works soda bottles, and the Hanson’s t-shirts. Brian says he buys most of his memorabilia, but some have been donated to his online business page (which can be found on Facebook as The Harvey’s Lake Record). He started the page in 2012 and the community keeps growing. Brian states that this is the closest thing there is to a Harvey’s Lake Historical Society. He uses the page to keep the community informed with upcoming events at the lake as well as a platform to post all sorts of historical and recent pictures and videos. Brian also sells t-shirts and other Harvey’s Lake memorabilia such as coffee mugs and magnets.

He states “I am very proud of where I am at today and how so many people see me at the lake and not only recognize me, but love seeing me in the community.”

Continuing Programs

2017 Fall Story Time

Story Times begin the week of October 17

and end the week of December 5.


Please see the Children's Room Page

for more information.

Basic Computer and E-Reader Instruction
Wednesdays ~ 3:30pm - 4:30pm
The library is offering free one-on-one basic lessons on using e-readers, iPads, computers, and basic internet use! You can register for a lesson by caling or coming in to the library.

To Renew Items Online:

1) Click on the icon or the Online Catalogue tab at left.
2) You will be directed to a new page. At the upper right corner there is a My Account link. Click on the link.
3) The site will prompt you for your barcode and password. The barcode number is on your card, the default password for all patron's is "CHANGEME." (Once you have logged in you can set the password to one of your choosing.)
4) Click on the Checkouts tab.
5) Click on the box next to the item you want to renew.
6) Click on the Renew button.
(To change your password: in My Account,
click on the Change Pin tab.)
Downloadable eBooks Are Available!
Click on the eBooks Are Here! icon, shown.
You will need a library card for Luzerne County. 
If you have any problems, please feel free
to contact the library for assistance.
Please visit the
Children's Room Page
for information about
upcoming events and activities
for children and young adults!
Click on the Friends of the Library's page
for the current Newsletter!

Calendar of Events